CASE STUDY: CONCRETE WORK
A homeowner contacted Stop Leak to discuss replacing his existing wood deck with a new concrete slab. He was pleasantly surprised to find out that not only would they do the demolition and pour the new concrete, but they would also handle the other trades necessary to complete the project. With drawings prepared by an architect, Stop Leak set out to the project, on time and within budget. Item #1 was getting an HVAC contractor to move the air handling units, demolish the existing wood deck and fencing, and remove the debris. The project was particularly complicated. Reason being, the home was located behind the rear of the row home which was eight homes from the closest break in the row (or approximately 100 lineal feet from an opening providing access.) The opening providing access was a 3’ wide concrete alley with a utility pole directly in the middle of it, further limiting access. Several unforeseen items appeared, such as a 39” deep undermined hole, utilities in the way of the new construction and the afore mentioned access issue.
Prior to forming the new walls, steps and reinforced slab, twenty five (25) tons of stone were hauled in by bucket and wheelbarrow. Then with forms built, ten (10) cubic yards of concrete were brought in the same way.
In it’s entirety, the project lasted 4 (very long) days. During that time, the professionals at Stop Leak managed to install a new entrance, sunken at the door, equipped with a sump pump to capture and channel away surface water. Along with the new entrance, came a completely new set of steps and a 5” thick reinforced concrete patio; complete with turned down edges to help eliminate undermining and provide a base for future deck construction. Finally, electric service was provided for the new sump pump and the air-handling units were placed back, ready for the next season.
While pricing the project, the owner spoke with numerous contractors. He chose Stop Leak because of their long-standing reputation for quality, superior service, and their A+ rating with Angie’s List. When complete, the owner expressed his extreme pleasure with the timeliness and quality of construction.
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